Genoa prefer to sell wonderkid to Chelsea or Arsenal over Milan

Date published: Friday 29th September 2017 12:11 - Rob McCarthy

Genoa would reportedly prefer to sell wonderkid Pietro Pellegri to Chelsea or Arsenal rather than let a Serie A rival have the player.

The 16-year-old is considered to be one of the best young talents in Italian football and looks certain to be moved on by Genoa for financial reasons.

A report in La Repubblica claims that executives at the Ligurian club have decided to sell the striker in an effort to help settle the club’s debts, with a January switch looking ever more likely.

Juventus appear to be at the head of the Serie A queue for the player but both Milan clubs are also keen, with AC in particular keeping their eyes on the player’s progress.

However, Genoa would much sooner send Pellegri to England, with Premier Leahue sides more likely to pay the €20 million threshold that the Il Grifone are after.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are said to have watched the youngster in action, but Antonio Conte’s Italian links could sway Pellegri towards a move to Stamford Bridge.

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